Season 1 Finale Episode 8 “Crossbones” and Episode 9 “Blackbeard” will air on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. The series airs its remaining two episodes on Saturday after it was cancelled by the network. Read on to learn more about “Crossbones” including details on its cancellation and the latest recap and spoilers for Season 1 finale.
Previously on “A Hole in the Head” (air date: July 18, 2014), several affairs among the “Crossbones” characters have been ended. Kate (Claire Foy) finally learned about Lowe’s (Richard Coyle) real motive as a surgeon in Santa Campana while Neena (Tracy Ifeacher) killed Rose (Natalie Blair) for trying to outsmart her with her treasures. On the other hand, Blackbeard’s (John Malkovich) got himself in danger again despite saving Lowe’s life for another time.
In “Beggarman” (air date: July 25, 2014), Blackbeard seemed okay after Lowe continued with his head operation. He dreamed again about a traumatic experience in the past. Few years ago, Blackbeard was imprisoned by William Jagger (Jullian Sands). He remained firm until Jagger told him that Antoinette (Lauren Shaw) went crazy and their children perished at a cliff. Blackbeard, who almost made himself mad, was rescued by his right-hand man, Charlie Rider (David Hoflin).
Back at present, Rose’s friend asked Lowe about her whereabouts. She was tapped by Rose to share the news about Neena’s stolen treasures. Nenna wanted the letter, but Lowe already got it. Neena sought the help of Balfour (Peter Stebbings) for help. They planned on framing him for Rose’s death.
Fletch (Chris Perfetti), on the other hand, tried to convince the others of his master’s innocence. Balfour identified Lowe as the “Beggarman,” the man who tortured him and other pirates before. Fletch went to find the letter, but it was already burned by Balfour.
The pirates prepared for Lowe’s beheading, but it was stopped. Balfour admitted about their grand plan to oust and kill Lowe for his wrongdoings. To their surprise, Lowe wanted to replace Balfour for the 40 lashes intended on behalf of Kate’s husband.
SPOILER ALERT: “Crossbones” Season 1 Finale Episode 8 “Crossbones” and Episode 9 “Blackbeard” will air on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
According to Spoiler TV, Blackbeard will start off a dangerous pursuit against the Spaniards and William Jagger. He will sacrifice and risk everything, including his legacy to succeed. On the other hand, “Blackbeard” will feature Lowe as he tries to decide on his allegiance. Will he return to Jagger or continue on with Blackbeard?
In other news, TV Line reported that NBC cancelled “Crossbones” ahead of its season finale. The pirate series, which first aired on May 30, 2014, will now be cancelled after its limited run of eight episodes. It was made after the solid debut run of 4.9 million viewers, with 1.0 in the 18–49 age bracket continues to drop every week.
And that’s it for the recap and spoilers for “Crossbones.” Episode 8 “Crossbones” and Episode 9 “Blackbeard” will air on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. on NBC. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted on updates about “Crossbones.”
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